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Jan
26
2017

Bernhard Langer

Despite winning the Electoral College vote to claim the highest office of the land as President of the United States, Donald Trump apparently still can’t get over the fact that he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million to Hillary Clinton. It’s strange, considering the President and his supporters can’t seem to get enough of emphasizing that HE WON (even when it really shouldn’t be able winning vs. losing at this point when there are intelligence reports by multiple agencies asserting that it’s likely Russia interfered with our democratic process during the campaign).

In a meeting on Monday, Trump reasserted his debunked claim that he would have won the popular vote by 3-5 million had it not been for “illegals,” according to the New York Times. The President followed up on this affirmation via his favorite outlet Twitter, saying he was calling for a major investigation into voter fraud. (Which leaves many perplexed and wondering if that’s the best way to spend our tax dollars, especially since he, you know, won.)

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May
23
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Champions Tour

Will Monty get it done?

Colin Montgomerie is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, yet remarkably, he has never won an event in the United States. Many of his best chances came at the majors, where he had three second place finishes at the U.S. Open. Monty has a chance to ease the sting of those near misses if he can break through the packed leaderboard at the Senior PGA Championship.

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Aug
8
2010

It’s an interesting question, and one that European team captain Colin Montgomerie would not dismiss. Langer is leading the Champions Tour money list for the third straight year, and he demonstrated impressive mental fortitude when he won the Senior British Open at Carnoustie, then flew through eight time zones for the Senior U.S. Open the very next week, and outdueled hometown hero Fred Couples at Sahalee. (By the way, what is with the back-to-back majors on different continents?)

“He (Langer) said afterward that he used everything he had learned in the Ryder Cup to overcome a very vocal home support, and I think it wouldn’t be such a dramatic move to have someone of that age and that experience in the team,” Montgomerie said.

“It wouldn’t be such an out-of-the-blue pick. I think he’s playing as well as he ever has and he’s said he is. And I know through having played with Bernhard Langer that he is as good a partner as anyone could ever have.”

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Aug
3
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

On my way to Sahalee this morning, I was listening to KJR Sports Radio in Seattle. I liked and agreed with most of what the guys had to say, except one thing — the radio dude said Bernhard Langer wasn’t responsive to fans and didn’t show much personality. That’s what he appears to be like, but he’s actually quite eccentric and interactive on the course. It’s surprising since he talks in this robotic German accent (it’s great) and plays in a deliberate manner.

The first time I ever watched him play in person was on Thursday and he won me over by, like, the fourth hole. He scrambled from the trees and sank a really long putt for birdie from the fringe. The crowd gave him a Freddie-like cheer. He held a fist pump for a few seconds and turned around to the gallery with his “I’m a German machine” expression (which includes a smile). The best was when he did a lunge.

So in honor of Langer winning the US Senior Open (and the Senior British), here’s a compilation of his various awesome and eccentric reactions in pictures. Enjoy! (Click on images to enlarge.)

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Aug
2
2010

When I think of Bernhard Langer, the first word that comes to mind is machine. He never made a mistake, but it wasn’t anything I didn’t expect going into Sunday’s final round of the US Senior Open. Perhaps it wasn’t the outcome 99.9% of the 31,444 fans in attendance at Sahalee were hoping for, but it was incredibly impressive to watch.

Few players wouldn’t have held up mentally or physically in the Ryder Cup-like atmosphere. Coming off last week’s major victory at the Senior British–with a flight across the continental United States and the Atlantic and eight timezones, Langer shot a brilliant bogey-free three-under 67.

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Aug
1
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

If Fred Couples is still atop the leaderboard at the end of play on Sunday, there will be a riot of 50,000 fans watching and the city of Seattle will declare a new holiday — Freddie Couples Day.

I’m slightly exaggerating. But it’s not far from the truth.

As Freddie’s downhill 20-footer for birdie disappeared into the ninth hole, a thunderous roar blared across Sahalee. He finished the front nine with a 31 and I felt like I was going to be trounced as the mob started to migrate from the ninth green to the tenth tee. It was impossible to navigate, but I was also consumed by the electrifying atmosphere flowing through every one of the 29,000+ fans in attendance for the third round of the US Senior Open.

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Jul
31
2010
By Stephanie Wei under US Senior Open

First-round leader Bruce Vaughan pulled a Rory McIlroy and posted an 82 in the near dark on Friday evening at Sahalee to drop to a tie for 40. Meanwhile, despite waiting through the morning fog, which suspended play for two hours, Bernhard Langer pushed forward vigorously with a 68 to take a two-stroke lead at the US Senior Open.

Fresh off a victory at last week’s Senior British Open, if he can hold on to the lead, he will be the first player on the 50+ tour to win consecutive majors since Tom Watson in 2003.

“Langer is doing lunges on the greens and flexing his muscles,” I typed half-jokingly to a friend, who replied, “He’s in ridiculous shape. He’s a slightly more wrinkled version of his 30 year old self.”

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